July Fourth Fun

Here’s a look at some lower calorie treats for the Fourth of July Weekend!

Watermelon Margarita

  • frozen watermelon chunks
  • Trader Joe’s light lemonade
  • tequila
  • limes

Blend a few chunks of watermelon with a splash of lemonade, tequila and ice. Add a frozen watermelon chunk and lime wedge on top. One regular size drink is about 150 calories! Depending on how strong you make it πŸ™‚

If you plan ahead, cut up the watermelon and freeze it. Use this in place of ice for a more concentrated flavor!

By using fresh fruit and light lemonade, you can cut the calories of a traditional margarita made with a pre-made sugar-filled mix (one regular drink is anywhere from 200-550 calories)

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Another health-conscious alternative would be to go for desserts that have fruit in them, like chocolate covered strawberries!  Strawberries are low in calories and provide some fiber to your festive treat. It’s a major plus if you use dark chocolate like 72% cacao or higher for more heart health benefits and less sugar. Dress them up in red, white and blue πŸ™‚

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Of course, it is always good to treat yourself, but it doesn’t hurt to make healthy swaps and choices. I promise your body will thank you! Just remember, all things in moderation. Happy 4th of July everyone!

Note: I am a firm believer that chocolate is always good for the soul

“I thank God for my life, for the stars and stripes, may freedom forever fly, let it ring. Salute the ones who died, the ones that gave their lives, so we don’t have to sacrifice all the things we love.” – Zac Brown

With love,

Hailey

 


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